Explore your Inner Light: Yoga and Art Workshop with Ondine

with Artist and Yoga teacher Ondine Guralnick

Explore Your Inner Light – Saturday, November 26th, 2016 ~ 2:30 – 4:45 pm

Discover and liberate your creativity through this unique workshop where Art and Yoga are intertwined. Ondine will guide you through an all-levels Yoga Vinyasa flow then seamlessly lead you into a fun and creative art making experience through drawing, painting or collage.


Ondine is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher with more than 300 hours of training and 20 years of practice. She is also an artist and art teacher (BFA, York University) who, grateful for the inner peace that art and Yoga have given her, and being one with the process of creating and practicing, is thrilled to share the beauty of truly being in the moment. Ondine’s classes focus on breathing, stretching and really opening up the body, creating flexibility, confidence and body awareness. As a teacher she weaves all her Yoga experiences together, with thoughtful sequencing, alignment cues and communicating the essence of the pose so her students can become truly alive in their practice. Most of all she aims to have you leaving calm, refreshed and centered.

Ondine has been fortunate to learn from many wonderful master teachers from all over the world. First receiving her 200 hour Hatha Teachers training certification from Asthanga Yoga Montreal. Studying with Hatha with Guru Rodney Yee, Vinyasa Flow with Colleen Saidman Yee, Sean Corn, Elana Brower, Tara Styles, Iyengar with Patrica Walden, Noah Maze, Kevin Gardner, Carole Baillangeon, Ashtanga with Richard Freeman, Meditation with Sharon Salzberg, Anatomy with Leslie Kaufman, and Philosophy with Bill Mahoney.

Fees for workshop and art materials: $40 plus taxes if paid by November 15th, 2016 and $45 plus taxes if paid after November 15th, 2016

The Sun and The Moon – Discovering Headstands and Shoulderstands with Julien Gagnon

Saturday, November 5th ~ 2:30 – 5:30 pm

This workshop entirely dedicated to the two big postures in the world of the yoga: Sirsasana (headstand) and Sarvangasana (shoulderstand). We will have a  chance to explore how to skilfully approach them and to understand what is required to execute them with ease. The workshop will be progressively sequenced to  teach the anatomy for these inversions.  Many variations will be presented for everyone’s ability level. Through all of these exercises, the essential work of articulating the back, the scapular belt (shoulders) and neck will be practiced.

If the posture on the head is called ” King of all the postures ” and well than the posture on the shoulders is the Queen! These two postures are inseparable and complimentary due to their shared techniques and affects on the nervous system.

Come to explore them and benefit from their affects.

Fees:  $40 in advance and $45 on the day

Take Your Practice to the Next Level – Morning Mysore Style Weeklong Practice with Terri-McCollum and Jamie Lee

Enjoy another week of great yoga with 2 dedicated yogis, Terri McCollum and Jamie Lee.

October 31st to November 5th, 2016 – 6:30 – 8:30 am ~ Monday through Saturday.

Practice, Learn and Evolve.
This weeklong intensive is designed to ease you into advanced aspects of the Ashtanga practice. We will explore self-practice (Mysore) and how to build a practice you can take home with you.

In a Mysore style class, the student is taught a sequence of postures through one-on-one instruction. The correct movements, breathing, and other aspects of the practice are learned gradually, in a step-by-step process accessible to anyone. This method allows each student time to practice and memorize what they have learned before adding more. Students are able to practice independently and at their own pace while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of other students in the room. There will be some sections of led practice and discussion about how to incorporate pranayama and meditation to the postural practice.


Fees for the full workshop – 6 days (12 hours):

members of AYM: 75$ + taxes
non members : 90$ + taxes

Drop-in rates for one session:
members of AYM: 15$ + taxes
non members : 18$ + taxes


Terri McCollum has been practicing yoga since she was 19. “Ever since I can remember I have been interested in different tools for self discovery and expansion of thought. I believe this is what led me to meditation and the practice of yoga asana in my adolescence. Always active, asana was a great compliment to my other physical activities, and meditation a tool for calming and focusing my busy mind.  At 19, I took my first trip to India to study more deeply and intensely the practice and philosophy of yoga.That trip took me to Ashrams in Southern India.  I developed a keen desire to know more about the history, language and culture surrounding yoga.” This led Terri to complete studies in Asian religion and South Asia. Terri has completed certification through many programs but her  experiences in India had the most profound impression on her practice and teaching style.

Jamie Lee has been studying and practicing in the health industry for over 15 years, starting in endurance sports of triathlon and ironman, and then moving onto a more holistic approach to health and wellness through the practice of yoga. His passion and commitment to inner transformation through yoga has helped countless students heal injuries, reduce pain, improve personal healing and grow on many levels. His body became the vehicle to explore the principles of yoga, sacred geometry, science and metaphysics; eventually gaining a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. The hidden world of occult knowledge, ancient esoteric philosophy, yoga and the mysterious parables of life have become the gateway for his transformation and evolution as a human.

The Path of Awakening – The 8 Fold Path of Vipassana Meditation with Allison Ulan

Sundays, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2016 ~ 3:30 – 5 pm

Mindfulness is getting a lot of attention in the media these days but the insights and path of buddhism describes a more holistic path that encompasses 8 arenas of practice. It is a mature and comprehensive process towards freedom. The buddha’s insights into the nature of the mind carve a path to awakening that allows a person to live without suffering and with wisdom. Through wise view, wise intention, wise action, wise speech, wise lifestyle, wise effort, wise concentration, and wise mindfulness, we can cultivate this process. Over 4 weeks, Allison will offer talks and give dharma practices that illustrate this method and process. In every session, there will be sitting meditation, walking meditation and time for discussion.

Fee: $10 – $20 per session / Sliding scale for everyone to participate.

Opening to the Ground: Hip-­openers workshop with Jeanne Mudie  

Saturday,  October  1st  ~  2:30  –  5:30  pm

Opening  to  the  Ground  focuses  on  finding  a  sense  of  balance  within  the  pelvis,   releasing  tension,  reducing  effort,  finding neutral,  and  experiencing  the  liberation  of  the   hips.  We  will  also  take  a  look  at  how  tightness  in  the  hips  can  affect  the  rest  of  the  body.   This  workshop  is  designed  for  people  with  a  regular  asana  practice  of  any  level,  all  are   welcome  to  come  and  explore.

Fee: Pre-­register:  $40  /  $45  on  the  day

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